The only thing I've played this year was the Charlie Brown Xmas album at dinner tonight. And even that was a stretch. I played my Bill Evans Pandora station in the kitchen while I worked on dinner (which features all sorts of small piano combos).I would have thought that Christmas music would have been welcome, but somehow, I just never got into it at all.
I try to listen to Chris Rea's 'Driving Home for Christmas' each year, when I drive home for Christmas, (a three hour drive). (I didn't manage to play it, this year). It's a bright, happy, light, fluid sort of Christmas song with an uplifting keyboard part. I've liked Chris Rea's music since 'Fool If You Think It's Over' was a hit in 1978 and since he did a promotional tour here in 1979, performing 'Diamonds', which became a hit. The said 'Driving Home for Christmas' was also played on the radio around when it was released in about 1986, but I haven't heard it over the air for many years.It seems that just about every year, some Christmas song that's at least new to me, surfaces. 3. Chris Rea - "Driving Home For Christmas" - This one hit me as I was listening to a very small radio station down here. They play a wild variety of stuff - and most of it's pretty good. This song popped out at me, and I'd never heard it before. 1. Andrea Corr - "Begin Again" - from a four-song EP that she released. It has a waltz tempo on the main song overlaid atop a 4/4 chorus of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".